Sunday, October 14, 2012

#Dewey #Readathon The Final Post

Posted by Ann Roberts at 6:04 PM

First, I’m really LATE in posting this. Maybe I am getting too old for 24 hours of reading even though I enjoy it so much.

As I hope you know, I do this for charity. I donate two ways: (1) $25 per book for the books that I read; and (2) $0.10 per book read for anyone who registered with me (there were 481 people signed up and 209 participated in the introductory meme). Unfortunately, only Shaunesay registered again this time. This surprises me…a participant doesn’t have to do anything but register on my page then report how many books that you read. Shaunesay finished 3 books and since she was the only one registered, I will donate $25 each for the books she finished.  I will be donating $175 to both Project Read and to Room to Read for a total donation this time of $350 bringing my total Dewey’s Readathon Donations to $1405. Before April 2013, I will have to find a way to get more people engaged! If you participated in Dewey’s Readathon and didn’t register, please comment and let me know why.

One other highlight from this readathon is that I completed the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge. Last year my goal was 350 books and I missed it, so I set my goal this year a little lower. Some day I would like to read 365 books in a year. 

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Ann (Noumena12) has completed her goal of reading 300 books in 2012!
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End of Event Mem

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    After 4:30am is the hardest.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    The Chocolate Lover series by Tara Sivec are laugh out loud funny!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Some how incorporating doing it for charity. I’d love to help with that.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I post/interact between books only. This allows me to focus on reading but provides a nice distraction between books.
  5. How many books did you read?
    Completed 5 books
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    See below in this blog post.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Futures and Frosting(Chocolate Lovers, #2) and Longing For Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #7)
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Don't Cry for Me (Rebel Ridge #2) probably because it was the last, longest, and I was reading it in the wee hours of the morning.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    No real advice.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I will definitely participate although the recovery takes longer every time. I’d love to get people engaged in doing the event for charity.

Readathon Summary

Books Read Pages Read

5

1490

 

Title Author Start Hour Finish Hour Completed Pages
The Doctor's Not-So-Little Secret Cindy Kirk 8:00 10:58 Hour 3 292
Austin: Second Chance Cowboy Shelley Galloway 11:16 14:27 Hour 7 219
Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) Sivec, Tara 14:53 20:22 Hour 13 212
Longing For Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #7) Force, Marie 20:55 1:29 Hour 18 368
Don't Cry for Me (Rebel Ridge #2)  Sharon Sala 1:48 7:33 Hour 24 399

Book 5 Completed

Title: Don't Cry for Me (Rebel Ridge #2)

Author: Sala, Sharon

Start:  01:48

End:07:33

Pages: 399

Description: A soldier's  homecoming

 

Mariah Conrad has come home. Badly wounded on active duty in Afghanistan and finally released Stateside, she has no family to call on and nowhere to go-until Quinn Walker arrives at her bedside. Quinn...her brother-in-arms, ex-lover and now maybe her future.

Quinn brings Mariah to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to rest and recuperate both physically and emotionally. While she's incredibly grateful, Mariah is also confused and frustrated. She's always stood on her own two feet, but now even that can literally be torture. She's having flashbacks and blackouts, hearing helicopter noises in the night. She wants to push Quinn away-and hold him closer than ever.

 

But will she get the chance? Those helicopters are more than just post-traumatic stress; they're real-and dangerous. Bad things are happening on the mountain. Suddenly there's a battle to be fought on the home front, and no guarantee of survival.

Comments:  This was so not the book to end the readathon with because it is usually helpful to read light fun books from in the wee hours of a readathon.

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